Amelia + Derek ~ Oxon Hill Manor, Washington D.C. Wedding!

As they stood together, hand in hand in front of their closest family and friends, Derek looked at Amelia and quietly whispered “I love you”…and those three words expressed everything. The minute I arrived for Derek and Amelia’s wedding, I knew it was going to be a fabulous day, filled with love and laughter…and a whole lot of fun. Both Amelia and Derek’s families were so welcoming and you could feel the excitement and happiness as everyone gathered to celebrate Amelia and Derek’s love and their new journey together.

The wedding was held at the gorgeous Oxon Hill Manor in Washington D.C., near Washington’s National Harbor – it was perfect for their intimate ceremony. When Amelia arrived at the manor, she was all smiles – Amelia, you have such a beautiful and gracious personality, its easy to see why Derek fell in love with you! And who else can convince their cousins to walk her down the aisle…in traditional Scottish attire playing BAGPIPES! All the lovely personal and creative touches made the day extra special.

Amelia and Derek met as undergraduates through mutual friends in the Greek life at Johnson and Wales University, and their friends were absolutely ready to celebrate this day – complete with a serenade of the bride, as is tradition in Derek’s fraternity. It was so much fun to hang out with these guys!

Derek and Amelia, thank you for trusting me and letting me be a part of your day – I had a blast!

Amelia, you are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!

R.A.W.R – you two are fabulous!!

And check out how much fun this crowd had dancing!

I LOVE this expression on Amelia’s face as they cut the cake…yummm!!

And we’ll end the post with a few of the creative details of their wedding

SHOUTOUT to the fabulous team who helped make this day possible!

Venue: Oxon Hill Manor

DJ: Jeffrey Weiss

Makeup/Hair: Mawesh

Catering: Black and Gold Catering

Bakery: Clement’s Pastry / Cakes Plus

Florist: Black Eyed Susan Florists

Bridal Fashion: David’s Bridal/Men’s Warehouse

Invitation/Stationary Design: DIY!

 

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Julie and Rich…Engaged! ~New Haven, CT Engagement Session

When Julie, a close friend and classmate of mine at business school, asked me to photograph her engagement session, I was SO honored (and incredibly nervous!!)

Julie and her fiance Rich met when Julie was in high school, and Rich was the Yearbook faculty advisor – Although they went their separate ways, the two reconnected years later, and realized that there was something there, that they were meant to be together…and have been inseparable ever since!

Julie and Rich are getting married next year in Florida, but they wanted to capture some of the spectacular autumn scenery in New England while Rich was up visiting. Julie and Rich, you guys were SO fabulous to work with – thanks for making my job so easy!

We began by Yale University’s “Old Campus” – a beautiful collection of old stone buildings classically representative of Yale’s architecture.

Julie, you are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

I love sun-flares!!

After a quick outfit change, we finished the second half of the session in beautiful East Rock Park, which overlooks the town of New Haven.

I tried a slightly different editing technique on this one – what do you think?

Julie and Rich, thank you both SO much for letting me capture your love – I had a fantastic time, and I wish you all the best in your journey together!

Until Next Time, StayFabulous!

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Viktoria and Marco…Married! ~ Washington D.C. Weddings

I had the distinct honor of shooting Viktoria and Marco’s fabulous DC wedding a few weeks ago, and I’m so excited to be sharing their amazing day with you!

When I met them for the first time, I was struck by just how easy their relationship was. He made her laugh, she made him smile – and their subtle glances showed just how much they loved eachother. Marco and Viktoria met when Marco was Viktoria’s sister’s roommate, and the two have been together ever since. Their whole day was filled with beauty, laughter, and a lot of love – an absolutely perfect way to celebrate the beginning of their journey together!

Viktoria, my dear, you are S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G! 

After the ceremony, Viktoria and Marco let me have FOUR HOURS (yes, FOUR HOURS!!!) to do portraits – for those of you photographers out there, you know just how AWESOME this is!

We started off at the Tudor House, a gorgeous colonial mansion in the heart of Georgetown.

Here’s the fabulous bridal party! (Check out those pink bridesmaid dresses! LOVE LOVE!! perfect for the summer day)

After the manison, we took a quick drive over to the National Cathedral and the Cathedral Gardens – one of of the most beautiful cathedrals I’ve ever been to. The rustic charm of the gardens perfectly complements the elegance of this couple.

and R.A.W.R – don’t they look absolutely FIERCE?

This picture is one of my favorites – looks just like Prince Charming coming to sweep his lady off her feet, doesn’t it?

My favorite part of the reception was the chocolate fountain. Delicious!

Viktoria and Marco, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day. I wish you all the best in this journey together!

Until Next Time, StayFabulous!

~N

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Rebecca and Christian…married! ~ Washington D.C. Weddings

When I first met Rebecca and Christian, the thought that went through my head was “simple elegance.” Everything, from their private outdoor ceremony in the Constitution Gardens to her stunning dress, hair, and makeup, was just that – simple and oh-so-elegant!!

It was a gorgeous, sultry summer evening when Rebecca and Christian said their vows in an intimate outdoor ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends. Rebecca and Christian opted to do bridal portraits before their guests arrived – I love when couples get the opportunity to spend some time together during the day of their wedding, whether its a first look or after the ceremony. With everything else going on during the craziness of the day, its important to take a few minutes to just be with each other

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R.A.W.R.  - Rebecca you are GORGEOUS!

The World War II Memorial was just nearby, so we took a little stroll over there…
…where we had some fun cooling off in the fountain!!
I LOVE this shot with the Washington Monument in the background

The ceremony was on a small private island in the middle of Constitution Park – what a wonderful backdrop!

Rebecca and Christian, I wish you the very best as you embark on this new journey together – it was truly an honor to be a part of your special day!

Until Next Time…

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